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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS
LEAD STORY:
Burma Takes Hardline Against U.S. Sanction Threat
NEW ZEALAND HEADLINES:
INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES:
SCOOP COLUMNS:
Howard’s End: Anti-ACC Telethon Raises Action Fund
Ask Not For Whom The Vortex Sucks…
Scoop Stringer Bids Farewell To Streets Of London
AWOL: Bolting Off Into The Never Never
Let U.S. Shower You With Gifts Of War n Oppression
Lifting The Veil On An Admin Under Siege
Katya Daily

OTHER NEWS (Just Politics)
Ngäti Tuwharetoa Signs Settlement With Crown
Panic Patch-Up Law For Paedophile Concerns
ACT Cleared On Awatere-Huata Clash
$1.6 Mil for More Early Childhood Centres
Vietnam Vets: Nats Get Select Committee Inquiry
Ignoring Mental Health Warnings Foolhardy
Maharey States Obvious On Hobsonville
When Top Cops Become Mayor
ACT Cites Family Court Flaws
Hobbs’ Youth Forum Announced
When It’s Nice To Be Green

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TODAY’S TOP SCOOPS

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LEAD STORY:
Burma Takes Hardline Against U.S. Sanction Threat

- BANGKOK, Thailand -- Burma has boasted its two "very good neighbors," China and India, will blunt U.S.-led sanctions amid attempts in Washington for tightening boycotts to support detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. See... Burma Sanctions Effort Blunted By China, India [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00039.htm


NEW ZEALAND NEWS:

  • Electricity Demand Update – Savings 10% [1]
  • Security Response: W32.Bugbear.B@mm - SEVERE [2]
  • Adults Aged 25-45 Highest Suicide Risk [3]
  • Small Trade Surplus for April 2003 [4]
  • Strategy needed to manage Auckland’s booming growth [5]
  • TelstraClear and Telecom apply for pricing review [6]
  • Big Uptake for Wine NZ despite Smaller Vintage [7]
  • Montana Book Awards 2003 Longlist Announced [8]
  • America's Cup - Candidate City Shortlist Announced [9]
  • Airways NZ wins prestigious Int. industry award [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00067.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/SC0306/S00021.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/GE0306/S00008.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00064.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/AK0306/S00016.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00062.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00059.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00021.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/CU0306/S00022.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/BU0306/S00061.htm


    INTERNATIONAL NEWS:

    Qatar

  • Bush Soaks Up Applause From Troops in Doha (includes images) [1]
  • Middle East
  • Bush Releases Details of U.S. Jordan, Israel & Palestine Summit [2]
  • Hamas No Choice But Peace If Israel Stops Killings [3]
  • Africa
  • U.S. Sternly Rebukes Zimbabwe's Brutality [4]
  • Ghana Called On To Arrest President Charles Taylor [5]
  • Iraq
  • Int. Inspection of Iraqi Nuclear Facility to Begin [6]
  • Bush Will "Reveal the Truth" about WMD in Iraq [7]
  • Balkins
  • Corruption causes sex trafficking case to collapse [8]
  • USA
  • Abu-Ali Abdur'Rahman set for execution [9]
  • Post 911 detainees were deprived of rights [10]

  • [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00095.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00090.htm
    [3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00093.htm
    [4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00087.htm
    [5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00079.htm
    [6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00086.htm
    [7] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00085.htm
    [8] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00082.htm
    [9] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00081.htm
    [10] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00080.htm

    SCOOP COLUMNS:
    Howard’s End: Anti-ACC Telethon Raises Action Fund

    - ACC claimants across the country are running their own fund-raising "Telethon" via the Internet, to gather funds for an independent inquiry after it was revealed by the Sunday Star-Times last weekend that ACC was compiling a list of angry and unstable See... ACC Claimants Fundraise To Drive Inquiry [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00038.htm


    Ask Not For Whom The Vortex Sucks…

    - Narco News has obtained a copy of an email, sent this morning by El Salvador news correspondent Thomas Long to Newsweek reporter Seth Mnookin. See... Stringer Blows Whistle on Unethical LatAm Coverage [1] ALSO: - NYT Editor Resigns - Press Release & Staff Memo [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00044.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0306/S00096.htm


    Scoop Stringer Bids Farewell To Streets Of London

    - "I’ve collected together a few observations about life in the UK, how things have changed politically and socially and some thoughts about where Britain’s headed," writes Malcolm Aitken. See... Farewell To The Streets Of London – A Soliloquy [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00043.htm


    AWOL: Bolting Off Into The Never Never

    - Hutt Valley suburb Wainuiomata was still unaccounted for this morning, despite intensive police efforts to recapture the renegade township after it escaped from its basin enclosure in a daring bid for freedom. See... Scoop Satire: Wainuiomata Escapes! [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00042.htm


    Let U.S. Shower You With Gifts Of War n Oppression

    - As a writer I never quite know where the conversations in my head leave off and the paper begins. The internet, moreover, has turned writing into one big conversation, kind of like hip hop, where writers bounce and riff off each others' stuff, constantly ... See... Occupation: Our Gift To The World [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00041.htm


    Lifting The Veil On An Admin Under Siege

    - Secretary of State Colin Powell’s recent use of the B-word (''bullshit'') during a practice session at the CIA for his February 5 presentation at the United Nations has lifted the veil, if ever so slightly, on a question that every administration ... See... Bull Poop: How Much Is Too Much When Selling War? [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00040.htm


    Katya Daily

    - My daughter, flower of My Passion, write what your Lord wants to say through you… See... Katya Rivas: My Spouse - The Church [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00037.htm


    http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0306/S00035.htm
    CARTOON: Parody - The World According To Scoop.co.nz

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    OTHER NEWS (JUST POLITICS)

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    Ngäti Tuwharetoa Signs Settlement With Crown

    - Today in Kawerau, after a dawn hikoi, the Kawerau-based tribe Ngäti Tuwharetoa (Bay of Plenty), also known as Tuwharetoa ki Kawerau, signed a Deed of Settlement with the Crown. See... Second Bay of Plenty tribe settles Treaty claims [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00082.htm


    Panic Patch-Up Law For Paedophile Concerns

    - ACT looks forward to the details of Justice Minister Phil Goff's hasty promise to let courts order supervision for paedophiles after they get out of prison but it is a panic patch on the law. The principle should apply to a whole range of predictably ... See... Panic Patch on Paedophile Law [1] ALSO: - Coddington - Database Gains Support -- Deborah Coddington [2]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00076.htm
    [2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00072.htm


    ACT Cleared On Awatere-Huata Clash

    - ACT New Zealand Leader Richard Prebble revealed today he had received a draft report from the Auditor General's office. See... ACT Party Cleared [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00064.htm


    $1.6 Mil for More Early Childhood Centres

    - Education Minister Trevor Mallard announced today a further $1.6 million to assist with extending, upgrading and building early childhood education centres, creating 463 extra places for children. See... Early childhood education to benefit more children [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00077.htm


    Vietnam Vets: Nats Get Select Committee Inquiry

    - The National Party MP responsible for winning a select committee inquiry into the use of Agent Orange on Kiwi soldiers in Vietnam says veterans and their families can now rest easy in the knowledge that they will be heard. See... Veterans to be heard [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00067.htm


    Ignoring Mental Health Warnings Foolhardy

    - ACT New Zealand Health Spokesman Heather Roy today said that health professional and union delegate Jim Ferguson's comments - that the mental health situation at Waitemata DHB's new clinic is `beyond crisis' and `dangerous to patients, staff and ... See... Minister Must Heed Mental Health Warnings [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00069.htm


    Maharey States Obvious On Hobsonville

    - House building at the former Hobsonville air force base would require environmental and other planning consents to be met, Minister of Housing Steve Maharey said today. See... Maharey Comments On Hobsonville [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00081.htm


    When Top Cops Become Mayor

    - I first heard about Ray Mallon from a friend who attended a London conference in April on reforming public services. "Mallon," he emailed me, "was one of the top cops in Middlesbrough and he's now the Mayor. Basically he was saying ... See... Deborah Coddington's Liberty Belle - Ray Mallon [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00080.htm


    ACT Cites Family Court Flaws

    - If it were not for the secrecy of the Family Court - with the associated delays and costs - MPs would not be asked to intervene in Family Court cases, and National MP Dr Nick Smith would not have found himself facing prosecution, ACT New Zealand ... See... Family Court To Blame For Its Own Dramas [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00078.htm


    Hobbs’ Youth Forum Announced

    - Environment Minister Marian Hobbs marked World Environment Day today by announcing the establishment of a national Youth Environment Forum. See... National Youth Environment Forum [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00071.htm


    When It’s Nice To Be Green

    - New Zealander’s commitment to the environment has been highlighted by a record number of entries for this year’s Green Ribbon Awards. See... New Zealand Goes Green In Record Numbers [1]


    [1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0306/S00070.htm

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